Accepting, acceptance & persevering, perseverance are positive traits… worth cultivating…
value these qualities MUCH.
How about You?!
2 of our younger kids are very “new” to the traditional-type classroom…being “home-schooled” all of their lives and being allowed to enjoy an entire childhood full of play and art and non-pressured learning at their own rate and pace in “relative” freedom…i’m super into education, (especially compassion literacy), just not into one-size fits all/teaching only to a test, etc. and other (non-sense) traditions/national brainwashing stuff you find in public education…though, our kids wanted to try out/experience “school” now that they are older…another learning environment in which to grow in different ways..thus, their respective school as of late..
i am very HAPPY about their non-conformity/neutrality stands they have made (on their own) concerning their value system… for example, our youngest girl LOVES bunnies..and when some kids at recess wanted her to join in on a game involving a “dead” bunny–she refused and chose to play by herself (more than once) rather than play a game(s) she found offensive; she didn’t care if the other kids liked her choice(s) or not.
(I only learned about this because 1 day the teacher told me she had noticed our younger girl playing by herself…so, i asked her about it.)
They have had no problem making a lot of new friends and have transitioned exceptionally well and don’t even mind homework:)…and “are very confident girls” so says their principal.
Just happy they are using their brains and thinking for themselves before acting like or following the crowd. They are willing to accept the consequence of acting/speaking differently.
Today and last month: each girl both received awards at school for displaying these 2 leadership qualities: acceptance and perseverance.
Acceptance and perseverance can help all of us, young and old, in whatever circumstance we find ourselves! And everybody accepting a new circumstance: easy or difficult and/or persevering in the face of trials and hardships: deserves an award or acknowledgement of a JOB WELL DONE!:)
It’s like: life serves up lemons (sometimes) and you know what to make:
This is our middle girl back in 2005…(who won the award today 5/5/14 for perseverance)…oh, the irony 😉 long after the other kids were finished on a hot FL day…still at her stand!